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Harris County

Former Lina Hidalgo staffer under indictment in Harris County seeks to void new search warrants

Posted on · Attorneys for Alex Triantaphyllis, one of three former Hidalgo staffers who have been accused of steering a lucrative government contract to a preferred vendor, claim in a motion filed Monday that new search warrants obtained in the case are overly broad and based on falsified information.

Rice University Founder Memorial Statue

Education News

Rice University relocates statue, remains of slave-owning founder as part of quad redesign

Posted on · Construction began earlier this month on the long-planned redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle and is expected to be complete by the spring. A statue of university founder William Marsh Rice is being moved from the center of the courtyard to a less-prominent location.


U.S. 5th Circuit sets Galveston County redistricting case appeal for May 2024

Posted on · Plaintiffs in the case are seeking rapid intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to force the county to redraw its political map in line with the Voting Rights Act. Stephen Holmes, the county commissioner at the center of the case, is up for reelection next year.

Houston Matters

Abortion law at the Texas Supreme Court (Nov. 29, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday about whether the state’s abortion law harms women who face complications during pregnancy. We take a closer look at the legal questions at play. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.